This paper reports on a UK study which examined the identification of, and support for young people with learning disabilities who experience, or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation (CSE). CSE has received considerable attention in the UK, with evidence suggesting an increased risk for young people with learning disabilities. However, no study has specifically focused on this group, and their voices remain largely unheard. In-depth interviews with 27 young people with learning disabilities were undertaken to explore how to meet their needs. This paper presents the young people’s voices and identifies areas for improvements in policy and practice.
Bibliographical noteThis is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Franklin, A & Smeaton , E
2018, 'Listening to young people with learning disabilities who have experienced,
or are at risk of, child sexual exploitation in the UK', Children and Society, vol. 32,
no. 2, 32, pp. 98-109 https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/chso.12231
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- sexual abuse
- children and young people
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Sciences(all)
- Health Professions(all)